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(Almost) Ina Garten's Apple Crostata

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 store bought pie crust Recommended: Immaculate Pie Crust
  • 1 1/2 lbs pounds McIntosh, Macoun, or Empire apples (3 large)
  • 1/4 tsp teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated or superfine sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 1/4 ground allspice
  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Flour a rolling pin and roll the pastry into an 11-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Transfer it to a baking sheet. (It doesn't need to be perfect!)
  • For the filling, peel, core, and cut the apples into 8ths. Cut each wedge into 3 chunks. Toss the chunks with the orange zest. Cover the tart dough with the apple chunks leaving a 1 1/2-inch border.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and allspice in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Pour into a bowl and rub it with your fingers until it starts holding together. Sprinkle evenly on the apples. Gently fold the border over the apples to enclose the dough, pleating it to make a circle.
  • Bake the crostata for 20 to 25 minutes, until the crust is golden and the apples are tender. Allow to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.